The Catacombs Episode Guide

Devil's Planet

Dorzak Year 2 - Episode 22 The Immunity Syndrome

Writer Michael Winder
Director Tom Clegg
Guest Stars Hildegarde Neil,
Roy Marsden
Original Title Devil's Moon
Belgium (Flemish) Duivelsplaneet
Poland Diabelska planeta
Spain El pianeta del diablo A planet of the devil
France/Canada La planète du Diable The Devil's planet
Italy Il pianeta del diavolo The Devil's planet
Japan Nightmare of the Colonised Satellite ENTRA
Portugal O Planeta do Diabo Devil's Planet

Answering a distress signal, Commander Koenig is forced to crash-land his Eagle on Entra - moon of the planet Ellna - which turns out to be the planet's penal colony, and Koenig finds himself a prisoner of the beautiful Elizia and her equally beautiful prison guards. ITC summary

Background

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photo thanks to Mark Shaw - click for larger image (66k)

Sets

Int. Command Centre
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section

Ext. Planet Surface: Ellna transbeam station
Ext. Planet Surface: Area Of Sanctuary Column
Ext. Planet Surface: Outside Prison
Ext. Planet Surface
Int. Entra Reception Chamber
Int. Entra Security Ward
Int. Entra Cell
Int. Entra Cell Block B
Int. Entra Corridor

SFX

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The buildings on Ellna uses clusters of Airfix Eagle leg pods. One tower uses a slide projector carousel, another is a plastic swing-top bin. They were built by Martin Bower.
Ellna buildings: model photos

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The first image of Ellna is a reversed version of a photograph taken by Apollo 17. A monochrome blue copy of the same picture is seen as Entra when Koenig is teleported. Other shots of Entra are actually Tora from The Seance Spectre. Thanks to Marcus Lindroos.

Ellna, looking like Earth. This is a reversed NASA photograph (original below left, with image right reversed and rotated 90 degrees). The original is used for the Space News titles in Dragon's Domain.

Original Apollo 17 photograph Altered Apollo 17 photo
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Entra, looking like Tora.

Music


Science

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Continuity

Chronology:

2306 days after leaving Earth orbit (Thu 5 Jan 2006). 2 days before the events of The Lambda Factor

Alpha Personnel:

298 population (1 more than The Metamorph). 1 fatality, Blake Maine

Alpha Technology:

Eagles:

Eagle 1 (Koenig, crashed); 2 (Fraser, rescue)

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The laser turret is seen. It is also seen in The A B Chrysalis

Maya transformations:

None, but clips from previous episodes seen.

Planets:

Ellna and moon Entra

Aliens:

Elizia, Crael, Sares, Beron, Jelto, Kinano, Phirly, from Ellna. Humanoid

Props

The transmission booth is the same booth used in The Lambda Factor

Footage:

Devil's Planet The Dorcons Devil's Planet Matter Of Life And Death

Errors

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Observations

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Huntress at Pinewood

Publicity shot in the Pinewood gardens

Merchandise:

Links

External Links


Contents copyright Martin Willey